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Raymond's Room: Ending the Segregation of People with Disabilities / Edition 1
     

Raymond's Room: Ending the Segregation of People with Disabilities / Edition 1

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by Dale DiLeo
 

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ISBN-10: 1883302552

ISBN-13: 9781883302559

Pub. Date: 02/15/2007

Publisher: Training Resource Network, Incorporated (T R N)

Thirty years ago, as a young man working at a facility for children with autism, Dale DiLeo was shown a tiny, hot, and smelly bedroom. Reserved for those least trusted by staff, this room was locked-from the outside-all night long. It was named after Raymond, the room's perennial resident. Raymond's Room makes a compelling case that people with disabilities are still

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Thirty years ago, as a young man working at a facility for children with autism, Dale DiLeo was shown a tiny, hot, and smelly bedroom. Reserved for those least trusted by staff, this room was locked-from the outside-all night long. It was named after Raymond, the room's perennial resident. Raymond's Room makes a compelling case that people with disabilities are still locked away from the rest of society. They may not be housed in rooms like Raymond's, but they are placed in facilities and programs run by a public monopoly unwilling to change.

Using research, anecdotes, humor, and engaging stories, DiLeo takes aim at the billion-dollar "disability industrial complex" that segregates people with significant disabilities from mainstream life. Calling people with disabilities society's "hidden citizens," he describes a system that prevents people from working and living in their communities, despite techniques and approaches that can help even those with the most serious challenges work and have a home of their own.

For 230 pages, DiLeo describes the downsides to current practices in the field and then offers up proven alternatives to open Raymond's room.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781883302559
Publisher:
Training Resource Network, Incorporated (T R N)
Publication date:
02/15/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
230
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS..........................................................xi
PREFACE.................................................................xiii
FOREWORD By Anastasia, Bob, and Jessie Lawhead..........................xvii
INTRODUCTION.............................................................xxi
CHAPTER ONE:
One Toothbrush: Institutional Life....................................1
CHAPTER TWO:
Labeling and the Disability Industrial Complex.......................21
CHAPTER THREE:
Once Segregated, Hard to Leave.......................................51
CHAPTER FOUR:
Abusive Responses to Challenging Behavior............................71
CHAPTER FIVE:
Dangerous People:
Public Attitudes and Myths of Disabilities...........................91
CHAPTER SIX:
Competency, Commonality, and Social Glue............................107
CHAPTER SEVEN:
People Need Jobs, Not Day Programs..................................141
CHAPTER EIGHT:
People Need Homes, Not Residential Facilities.......................173
CHAPTER NINE:
Supporting Self-Determined Lives:
One Person at a Time................................................187
CONCLUSION...............................................................209
ENDNOTES AND QUOTATIONS..................................................213
ABOUT THE AUTHOR.........................................................221
INTERVIEW................................................................223
INDEX....................................................................227

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Raymond's Room: Ending the Segregation of People with Disabilities 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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Raymond's Room is a one-of-a-kind book. This book is as much a call to mind as it is a call to rally and action. Chipping away a little at a time at the wall that segregates people with disabilities has not been successful and is no longer acceptable.